Pamela A. Mosier-Boss

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Recent years have witnessed renewed interest in the hydrogen economy, with emphasis n the metal/hydrogen system and its application to energy conversion efforts. Two ndustrially important aspects are emphasized, viz. the amount of hydrogen stored and the ate at which it can be transferred (absorbed/desorbed) because they are crucial factors in he design and(More)
Phages are viruses whose hosts are bacterial cells. They identify their hosts by specific receptor molecules on the outside of the host cell. Once the phages find their specific receptors, they bind to the bacterial cell and inject their nucleic acid inside the cell. The binding between phage and host can be so specific that only certain strains of a single(More)
Almost two decades ago, Fleischmann and Pons reported excess enthalpy generation in the negatively polarized Pd/D-D2O system, which they attributed to nuclear reactions. In the months and years that followed, other manifestations of nuclear activities in this system were observed, viz. tritium and helium production and transmutation of elements. In this(More)
The use of normal Raman spectroscopy and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) of cationic-coated silver and gold substrates to detect polyatomic anions in aqueous environments is examined. For normal Raman spectroscopy, using near-infrared excitation, linear concentration responses were observed. Detection limits varied from 84 ppm for perchlorate to(More)
In this paper, immobilization of gold colloidal particles onto amine-modified magnetic microparticles is demonstrated. Once immobilized, the gold was then reacted with pentachlorothiophenol (PCTP) to form a self-assembled monolayer. The PCTP-gold colloid on magnetic microparticles was then used to extract naphthalene from aqueous samples. A magnet was used(More)
In this communication, the fabrication of SERS-active capture matrices for the detection of hexavalent chromium is described. The amine groups of amine-modified magnetic microparticles were used to immobilize gold colloidal particles. Once immobilized, the gold was reacted with 4-(2-mercaptoethyl) pyridinium (MEP) hydrochloride to form a self-assembled(More)
In this communication, the fabrication of SERS-active capture matrices for the detection of perchlorate is described. The amine groups of amine-modified magnetic microparticles were used to immobilize silver colloidal particles. Once immobilized, the silver was reacted with dimethylaminoethanethiol hydrochloride (DMAH(+)Cl(-)) to form a self-assembled(More)
Raman spectroscopy and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) have many attributes that make them attractive for field detection of environmental contaminants, industrial process control, as well as materials detection/identification in agriculture, pharmaceuticals, law enforcement/first responders, geology, and archeology. However, portable, robust,(More)
Since the announcement by Fleischmann and Pons that the excess enthalpy generated in the negatively polarized Pd–D-D2O system was attributable to nuclear reactions occurring inside the Pd lattice, there have been reports of other manifestations of nuclear activities in this system. In particular, there have been reports of tritium and helium-4 production;(More)
An operating Pd//D2O, Li+, Cl−//Pt cell, placed in an external electrostatic field, yielded unexpected results, viz. (i) Morphological changes in the form of discrete sites exhibiting molten-like features, i.e. features that require substantial energy expenditure. (ii) Presence of elements (Al, Mg, Ca, Si, Zn, ...) that could not be extracted from cell(More)